Illumination WALD STUDIO

28Sep/180

Optic Arts

Optic Arts stopped by the office today show show us some new products.

FLEX ACv2- Line Voltage Strip

 

The FLEX ACv2 was the first fixture we looked at. This fixture is unique because it has silicone encapsulation. Silicone has never been rated for fixtures, so Optic Arts is the first. Silicone retains integrity over time. It is also more environmentally friendly. Another positive aspect of silicone is that it works with saltwater (keep in mind that the hardware still does not). However, the silicone is not field cuttable because it is a line voltage fixture.

Some other things to keep in mind with this fixture:

  • This will be an IP67 system as of this October.
  • Optic Arts will correct any unintended color shifting.
  • The LEDs will be symmetrically spaced unlike the photos show.
  • The fixture has full range dimming. If there is a discernible flicker, it is less than 30%.

The image shows the 3,000K fixture. 3,000K is delivered with the shift accounted for.


We were also shown a knife edge cove fixture. The low voltage strip was in the example shown.


We also looked at the Vintage Dim fixture and the Nitelite Closet Rod (below) so we could look at them while specifying for a project.

The Nitelite Closet Rod is not completely node free- it does have a distinct line, but you do not see individual nodes with this fixture. The strip inside is cuttable every 2 inches. This fixture can be field cut. A cover for the screw holes can be available upon request. There is plastic on top of the fixture to help avoid scratching from hangers. If necessary, the fixture can be made with the STP tape instead of the FLEX DC tape.

27Sep/180

The Lighting Group

Today The Lighting Group joined us in the office to show us some new Acolyte products.

Acolyte has a new series 2 tape light. The classic tape is still available but it is being phased out.

 

The diodes are closer together. The new products emphasize more lumen output and less wattage. Specifically in 5w/ft. and 6w/ft. you cannot see the nodes. However, the lower you go in w/ft., the more noticeable the nodes are.


The Lighting Group also showed us some of the decorative fixture lines they carry such as: Innermost, Parachilna, and B.lux

19Sep/180

Visa Lighting

Today we wanted spotlight a particularly interesting product from Visa Lighting.

Visa Lighting now has 3" germicidal slot luminaires called the Linesse.

 

This product is available as a pendant, surface mounted fixture, or recessed fixture. They can either be used as a standalone unit or as a continuous run. The pendant can be direct or direct/indirect.

The disinfecting white fixture comes in 4,000K. The typical CRI is 85 but you can opt for a 90 CRI option.

You can choose between 0-10v or 1% dimming. This fixture is also compatible with DALI protocol or Lutron EcoSystem.

There also options for emergency drivers, batteries, or occupancy sensors.

This products could be used in many applications but schools and offices are suggested.

19Sep/180

Precision Architectural Lighting

Precision Architectural Lighting visited the office today to show us their wall and ceiling mounted fixtures. The fixtures come in the following lengths:

  • 2'
  • 3'
  • 4'
  • 6'
  • 8'
  • 12'

This fixture can either be direct, indirect, or direct/indirect. Direct and indirect sources can be controlled separately unless it is a 2' fixture. They can customize a corner fixture of any angle. It is suggested that this fixture be at least 18" from the ceiling.

It is possible to make it a perimeter system or used as a sconce. All fixtures in this line are 3 3/8".

Approximately $60/ft DN.


The Paladia Perimeter Cove is a grazer fixture available. It has a 6 degree beam spread. We did see a line in the floor however, the line will likely be less stark if the fixture is higher up.

28Aug/180

UFO

Today we had UFO come in to discuss their fiber optic and LED products.

Fiber Optics

All of their fiber optic systems consist of three components:

The light source can consist of a color wheel, RGBW, or dichroic sources.

They offer end lit or side emitting products. The side emitting products come in two different types: side sparkle and smooth solid core.

 

The end lit products are typically made from glass while the side sparkle are typically made from food grade plastic.

 

  • 90w is the strongest fiber optic product
  • 20w products will be close to the 50w-75w tungsten market

For the end lit products, you are able to changes lenses to change the beam spread of the product.

These products do have a bend radius limitation which is important to consider when using it around corners. A large positive of these fiber optic fixtures is that the light source is the only point of maintenance.

The fiber optic products can be used for a multitude of applications. The end lit products are great for pools, museums, ceiling stars, and much more. The side emitting (the side sparkle particularly) is great for sensory systems in the medical field. The side emitting is also great for pool lighting.


They also showed us their LED products.

They had spot and wash fixtures. The wash fixtures slide into the fittings and the spot fixtures snap in to a magnetic system. The optics of these fixtures can also be changed. The following sizes are available.

  • 45mm
  • 95mm
  • 1250mm
  • 2450mm

These fixtures are not wireless. There is 1.6 meters of lead wire available. Finishes include: black and silver. The magnetic ball will always be silver regardless of finish(as shown below).

They also mentioned that they do have LED down lights (as shown below) which are essentially an LED version of their fiber optics system.

23Aug/180

alight

We had two representatives from alight do a product update with us today.

Atlas

The Atlas comes in the following diameters:

  • 20''
  • 32''
  • 48''

The 20'' comes in a 2'x2' tile detail as well. It is not trimless however custom finishes are available. The fixture does have up-lighting as well.

The standard color temperature is either:

  • 3,000
  • 3,500
  • 4,000
  • Customizable color temperature is available

The lumen output for this fixture is quite impressive at a 6,000 Lumen output for the 20''.  These are also dimmable. If you are using multiple of them, they will have the same surface brightness so they are very consistent. This fixture would be great for spaces with vaulted ceilings.


Aerial

This fixture's standard lens length comes in increments of 2'. It has a 45% up and 50% down distribution. While this product would not be great for residential purposes, it would be very useful in offices.


Apex

The final product was Apex. This product does come with the option of a High Efficiency lens that has just under 1,000 Lumen output. With the standard lenses it has between 1,200 and 1,300 Lumen output. It has the option of a 22 degree or 55 degree beam angle. One of the positives of this fixture is that it is recessed a bit so the light source will not be seen unless you are essentially standing underneath it. The fixture itself is 3 1/2'' deep. This fixture also has the flexibility to combine optics or use blackout panels if needed.

 


A final note, for projects that require it, alight does also do MRI work for any medical facilities that may need it.

18Jul/180

LEDI

Today we looked at the LEDi products in the office. They make linear LED strips.

There are many reasons to distinguish them among other LED manufacturers:

  • 1.4 step binned LEDs
  • An exclusive damp rated connection system
  • Competitive pricing

Inspire V4 Nude:

A coated, cuttable (every 4 " and max run of 42 feet), and re-connectable UL listed LED tape light.

  • Variety of colors from 1800K to a daylight 4000K.
  • 2.2 watts/ft  (max run 45') and 4.2 watts/ft  (max run 23') options.
  •  MLV, Incandescent, & 0-10V dimming options.
  • 25 feet gauge wire.

Nude family has next day shipping!

    

* Their connection system is really interesting. The "Zeus" allows a very easy, secure connection between two ends. And, it is damped rated.

The connection system has electronic connectors and a screwdriver is required to take it apart.

 

*They use TM 30-15 for evaluating color rendering and the difference was visible when we tested.

*Their 1800K warm White LED matches the Edison Warm white.

*They make their own Phosphor for the LED Diodes.

*Their LED strips are more sturdy compared to others. (they use 3-ounce copper per feet)

*They have a dedicated serving team for construction and electronic layout drawing, customization inquiry.


The  Inspire V4 outdoor: (IP68)

 

  •  2700K(99 lm/ft), 3000K (133lm/ft), and RGB
  • 5ft, 15ft, 25ft lengths.
  • Capable in field with 25ft lead wire.
  • It can be dimmed down to  approximately 3% .
  • Compatible with 0-10V, 4 phase, and Electronic driver (May 2019).
  • 1"x 1" asymmetric distribution, driverless, line voltage 122v with 24v DC input voltage.

The Inspire Outdoor Strip Channel:

It comes in 5' length and can be attached to any surface with screws or landscaping glue.


Quantum Family:

A dimmable, surface-mountable fixture with frosted lens (50%), 24V, 3w/ft and aluminum channel. It is perfect for lighting up cabinets and coves that need light at a 45 degree angle.

    

  • 2700K: (289 lm/ft) up to 4000K(333 lm/ft).
  • MLV, Incandescent, and 0-10V dimming options.
  • Available in 2ft, 4ft, 6ft, and 8ft standard lengths.

*Channels are field cuttable, customize-able, and should be ordered separately.

**For the pricing, the LED tape is priced cheaper and very competitive to what we normally use.

10Jul/180

Sonneman

Today we have reviewed the Sonneman's new products in the office.

They have presented the Suspenders from the decorative family. It comes in different pre-configurations such as linear, zig zag, tandem, tri bar,...

It' good to remember that the components are very delicate and require a lot of care at the time of installation.

The component includes a power bar, hanger and luminaire. this system offers direct/indirect lighting, aimable light spread hanged with aircraft cable.

The power bar accommodate variety of  luminaries types and distributions such as:

  • Drum (etched cased glass, 3w.)
  • Cylinder (50°, 5w, up or down lighting.)
  • Light-bar (linear light, 10w, up or down lighting.)
  •  Crystal chiclet (2w, it can be installed horizontally or downward.)

 


The Constellation fixture

The Kit can be apart and includes:

  • 2 LED heads.
  • 4 different configurations.
  • Remote constant current driver.
  • 15 different lengths.
  • Standard color temperature of 3000K.

 

The pre-configured designs are in stock and ready for fast shipping.

1500 delivered lumen.


From the commercial family they have presented the ALC, flush and semi flush mount.

It comes in 2" and 3"  diameters with 3 different lengths integral LED, standard 3000K, 25° narrow flood lens, 1060 lm/10 watts and 2110 lm/ 20 watts.


Tik-Tak is an interesting tandem LED pendent with suspended rods in multiple level (up to 6 tier). It is great in residential and hospitality projects. Each rod can be independently positioned as up or down light, and adjusted with infinite variability to any height along the suspension cables.

It has 10' adjustable cable, 47" fixture's width, 2288 lm/20 watts, 3000K and 90 CRI.


Double Corona

An LED ring pendant available in 6" (580lm/8w), 16", 24" (3170lm/51w), 32", 48" and 60" diameters. It has just 1 LED board to achieve a uniform distribution, 6' adjustable cable.

It can be installed in a max 30° slop ceiling.


Thin-Line

A one sided LED wall bar and pendent, suitable for damp location. It comes in  1" height, 3' (1110lm/ 10w),4', 6' and 8' lengths, down and up/down distributions,  110V, ELV remote driver.

 

 

 

10Jul/180

3G

3G LIGHTING stopped by our office to present some of their new products.

MADISON Family

Elegant, recessed  luminaries designed for continuous runs for a variety of ceiling types. Available in linear, right angle, square, and rectangle configurations with square and round aperture.

 

It comes with the following options:

  • Citizen LED chip
  • 3 standard colors; black, white and paintless.
  • recessed, mounted and pendent  with trim and trimless options.
  • aluminium flange screw into the housing
  •  Standard (80+CRI). Optional (90+ and 97+CR)
  • 1', 2',3' and 4' lengths with continuous run option.
  • applicable in wood ceilings with mechanical.
  • quick connectors on all product for ease of adding accessories in the field.

The round shape can be configured as 2 heads, side by side. The 50mm size has 3000lm and the larger one, 70mm has 5000lm.

 

They have a 5 to 7 days turnover for typical drawing for RCP with mechanical, sprinkler and duct.

A great feature in continuous runs is, that the heads are lockable and can slide within the channel for maximum adjustability and flexibility. (12" to 18")

The DL3500 cost around $135 and the DL4500 cost around $165 to $170, delivers up to 4000Lm. both fixtures have Osrom driver, 0-10V down to 1%.

Also, by using a screw driver the head can be rotated 360° and tilted 40°.


LINA

The Lina is another linear fixture comes in 2" and 3.5" with extruded lens, glued cap ends. The 2" is the deepest drop lens which they can do for the linear family.

The 3.5" costs around $55 to $65 and has 10 days delivery turnover for delivery.

The 1" and 2" dropped lens, flushed lens. The LED tray hinge for easier access to the electronic parts behind the board.

D Lina is another configuration in their continuous run linear family which is a combination of linear + down light.

6", 12" and 24" on center placement.


KUBO

This fixture has been developed from corner light. It has the following options:

  • Linear and square shapes with different mounting options.(6", 8", 12" single square, 8" and 12" vertical, 10" multiple, etc.)
  • Available in 27K, 30K, 35K, and 40K
  • A 12" LED board in linear option.
  •  Standard 4' x 4' in size and upto  4' x 8'.
  • Aircraft cable in pendent model
  • Additional RGB and RGB-W options.
  • Flush lens from 1" to 7".

 

The new product from Kubo family

They offer different variation in drop lens and if different sizes are required to be used in one space, they will match the driver power to each dropped lens fixture to maintain a uniform illumination among the fixtures.

RUBO

A round fixture with white sandblasted acrylic diffusers. It is available in various lenses (flush and 1" t0 5" drops), surface mounted and recessed on various grid, drywall and wood ceilings, 80+ CRI and 27K, 30K, 35K, and 40K color temperatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6Jun/180

Lightnet

Lightnet stopped by with four product lines so we could see their updates.

The company has in-house LED board manufacturing. Most of the production takes place in Europe and their lead time for on-site delivery including customization (extra 5% add-on for special finishes) is 4-6 weeks globally. All their products have 80 CRI, integral driver, 0-10V (Osram driver programming in house) but are not suitable for wet locations.

 


LIQUID LINE

 

A 2"x2.5" modular LED light system of different forms, curves and connectors with either direct-indirect  or direct only, color temperature range of 2200K up to 6500K and optional 90+ CRI.

There is a limitation of  1.5' for radius in customized shapes.


BASIC

Surface mounted luminaire for ceilings or walls with direct or direct-indirect distribution, Factory-programmable drivers offer 2 standard output levels (Osram), 3000K, 3500K and 4000K.


METRIC

D3 is a surface mounted light line with standard 1.5" extrusion size. Special color temperatures (2700K-6500K) and 90+ CRI

W-1 is a light line for horizontal/vertical mount to wall surface. Direct-/ indirect light distribution with topside dust cover and up to 3 standard output levels.


BEAM ME UP

 

LED luminaire with direct light distribution and indirect lighting corona for ceiling in 2 size (2.5' and 4' diameter) with Micro-prismatic screen and 2700K to 4000K color temperature. Color backlight and 90+ CRI upon request.


CALEO

 

Surface mounted luminaire for ceilings or walls. Optional: Direct light distribution or direct light distribution with indirect lighting corona.

 

 

It also good to remember that Due to great recording and computerized test system on production line they have achieved uniformity in light color in an order batch and possibility to order replacement or additional fixtures to match the currents after a long period.

 

 

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